June 14, 2013

Auto Briefs

Cadillac tops satisfaction awards; LeMay drive-in series begins

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(General Motors)

Cadillac, Buick top satisfaction survey
Cadillac and Buick were the top brands in AutoPacific's Vehicle Satisfaction Awards, based on measures of owner satisfaction with 51 vehicle attributes including interior comfort, fuel economy and performance. Cadillac was the highest-ranked premium brand, while Buick was the highest-ranked popular brand. The truck with the highest overall satisfaction was the Cadillac SRX SUV (shown). The car with the highest score was the Lexus LS 460.

VEHICLE SATISFACTION AWARDS
Highest satisfaction premium brand: Cadillac
Highest satisfaction popular brand: Buick

Passenger cars

Luxury car: Lexus LS 460
Aspirational luxury car: Hyundai Genesis
Luxury midsize car: Lexus ES
Large car: Toyota Avalon
Midsize car: Kia Optima
Premium compact car: Acura ILX
Compact car: Nissan Sentra
Economy car: Chevrolet Sonic
Sports car: Chevrolet Corvette
Sporty car: Hyundai Veloster/Dodge Challenger (tie)
Hybrid car/EV: Toyota Avalon Hybrid

Light trucks

Heavy-duty pickup: Chevrolet Silverado HD
Light-duty pickup: Ford F-150
Luxury/large SUV: Infiniti QX56
Midsize SUV: Jeep Grand Cherokee
Luxury crossover SUV: Cadillac SRX
Large crossover SUV: Ford Flex
Premium midsize crossover SUV: Toyota Highlander
Midsize crossover SUV: Mazda CX-5
Compact crossover SUV: Kia Sportage
Minivan: Chrysler Town & Country
Hybrid/EV crossover SUV: Lexus RX450h
— NWautos staff

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'Back to the Future' kicks off drive-in series
LeMay — America's Car Museum will kick off its summer drive-in movie series Saturday with the 1985 classic "Back to the Future." Moviegoers can watch the film free of charge from their parked cars or on the Haub Family Field (shown) with blankets and chairs. Two DeLoreans, similar to the time-traveling vehicle used in the movie, will be on display. Parking opens at 4:30 p.m., and the movie begins at 9 p.m. For more information, visit lemaymuseum.org.
— NWautos staff

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